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Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests HP 250 G7 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.
250 G7 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Your needs are almost exclusively internet browsing and some word processing documents, but you don’t want any quality defects in this laptop.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is to respond to this type of need that HP has developed this 250 G7.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. With a processor Intel Pentium 4417U, HP offers an already outdated technology. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. You’ll actually have plenty of space to store files and video locally on the 512 Gb provided. In case you would have to do without any internet connection, this size of space can be interesting.
Last point about the autonomy. the 250 G7 can work 4 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
250 G7 the right choice for watching movies ?
The 250 G7 will now allow you to go beyond the exclusive use for work and will also serve as a tool for digital entertainment. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
For this model, HP thought big. A 15.6 inches screen, and a resolution of 1366×768 make it one of the great products available on the market at the moment. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.8 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this 250 G7. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Even if the use of this laptop does not require the latest generation of processor, be aware that it Intel Pentium 4417U is now outdated. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
Equipped with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it 250 G7 seems inappropriate. With its autonomy of 4 hours, don’t expect to do a movie marathon. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
The 250 G7- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes 250 G7 to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model HP. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
It 250 G7 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.8 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Intel Pentium 4417U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of HP; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Unfortunately for the specifications of the batteries will only allow 4 hours of availability, one of the lowest at the moment.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 512 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.Thanks to this, HP was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. Its size does not invite you to carry it everywhere you go. Indeed, because of its size, 15.6 inches, you have there, one of the largest laptops of the moment.
On the connector side, it 250 G7 has 3 ports. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
Finally with the 250 G7, HP deliver us a laptop at a tight price but not intended for travelliing, or as an exception.
The 250 G7 for audio or video editing ?
Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this 250 G7 can suit you. Thanks to its processor and its RAM, it accepts multitasking without flinching. Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
The software suite installed by default on this model provides the bare minimum to start working. You can always try to do video editing with the processor Intel Pentium 4417U. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
The designers of HP have chosen a single disk, an SSD, for this laptop. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The 250 G7 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 512 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (4 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
For the connector part, the 250 G7has the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.
The 250 G7 for online or local games.
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. It appears that in terms of performance or on the issue of general cooling, this 250 G7 is one of the models in the average. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Although you won’t need it because of online games, it’s probably one of the biggest hard drives today. The 512 Gb of 250 G7 can still be used by a large number of players in the case of locally installed games.
For Wi-Fi technology, HP decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
You’ll like this handy laptop, and rather light (1.8 Kg and 15.6 inches), comparable to most similar products.
One of the lowest battery life 4 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
It 250 G7 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Is the 250 G7 adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. This 250 G7 is clearly intended for those who will use it for office use.
Customary of this OS, HP has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 1.8 Kg.
This computer was really designed for office use. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
This 250 G7 eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
With more 512 Gb, it’s not one of the biggest.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. Well thought out in terms of ergonomics.
What about the 250 G7 ?
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the 250 G7 you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– office tasks